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St Mary’s Roundabout: Isle of Wight transport planners say stats justify a pause and re-evaluation

stop sign

The 2008 Newport traffic model predicted growth of 26% between 2007-2020, but People Powered CIC say traffic actually decreased by 1% between 2007-2018. They argue this (and more) justifies a pause and re-evaluation of the scheme planned for St Mary's Roundabout.

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 2:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Expect delays as water main works resume on Staplers Road next week

Wootton Bridge road works

Southern Water project manager, Peter Simmons, said local residents had been informed of the latest works which were designed to “safeguard supplies for the community effectively into the future.”

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 1:16pm

By IW Council Press Office

‘Rambling excuses’ make clear IWC leadership has no intention of holding Island Roads to account, says Cllr Brodie

dave stewart

The councillor for Newport East said, "Cllrs Stewart and Ward may be having regular tea and biscuits with the Island Roads management, but they are clearly letting them off the hook"

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:39am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Hundreds take part in Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest

fridays for future march outside county hall

Hundreds took to the streets on Friday afternoon for the Fridays for Future Isle of Wight protest.

Saturday, 21st September, 2019 10:12am

By Julie Hutchison with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council ‘take the opportunity’ to replace second prow on floating bridge

floating bridge suspended

The floating bridge will not be back into service for at least another week, with the Isle of Wight council saying they’re ‘taking the opportunity’ to replace the other prow and hinge.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 11:43am

By IW Council Press Office with 16 readers' comments

Ryde House dispute Isle of Wight Council’s needs assessment of their residents, saying too low

unhappy face

The provider say the council assessed the needs of the people they care for as being lower than currently provided, which has caused the dispute between Ryde House and the Isle of Wight council.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 8:44am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Council leader says they can’t send the floating bridge back

floating bridge suspended

Council leader, Dave Stewart said, "If people say to me, yes, but it breaks down, I say, so does the Red Jet".

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 5:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Seven days’ eviction notice for residents with learning disabilities


The council – which provides funding to meet the residents’ care and support needs - has been trying to personally contact the affected families to explain the situation and what is being done on their behalf.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 4:45pm

By IW Council Press Office

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind ‘Short Story writing competition’

Writing notes:

Budding writers have until 9th November to create and enter their short story for the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind winter writing competition.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 10:06am

By Chris Cane with one comment

St Mary’s Roundabout: Conservatives vote to go ahead with junction changes

st marys roadworks sign

The 18 votes in favour were all the members of the ruling Conservative group present, except for Cllr Tyndall who abstained and Cllr Matthew Price (Newport North), who last week led a call for works to be halted.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:15am

By Geoff Brodie with 17 readers' comments

Funding approved for new clifftop wildflower scheme

wildflower meadow at the garlic farm

Funding will see a scheme of replanting with UK native shrubs and wildflowers, as well as a clifftop wildflower scheme. OnTheWight has the details.

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 8:11am

By Sally Perry with one comment

New mental health service launched on the Isle of Wight

Isorropia team picture

A new mental health service provider on the Isle of Wight is able to offer a team of staff and volunteers, who not only have professional training to support people, but also have real experience of what it’s like to tackle this and navigate through health and care system.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 6:04pm

By Priya Mistry with 3 readers' comments